Sunday, May 6, 2012

Bhooter Bhabishyat; a must watch Bengali film

I saw a very entertaining Bengali film " Bhooter Bhabishyat" yesterday.

I had heard from others, that this is really a very entertaining film, and I was dying to see it. Finally saw it yesterday, and now I realize why everyone has been talking about it!

The concept of the film is unique and original. It is a refreshing change. It is based on the below-mentioned concept.

With the growing population the demand for flats have multiplied. Therefore most of the beautiful old houses are being taken over by promoters, who want to build apartments, malls etc.

What about the ghosts who have lived on in these houses for generations?
Does someone care about their future? If these houses get converted in flats, where will they go? No one wants to know what will happen to them just because they do not have voting rights?

The story line revolves around this concept. There are quite a few ghosts from different time periods who inhibit one of these beautiful houses in Kolkata. A promoter decides to buy this house and convert it into a huge mall. The resident ghosts have no place to go, since slowly all the old houses have given way to new ones. They feel insecure about their future (pun intended).

The acting by Swastika Mukherjee, Parambrata Chatterjee and Sabyasachi Chakraborty is out of the world.

You really tend to sympathise with the ghosts because of their plight. The director,Anik Dutta  has cleverly brought together different characters from different generations, by the end of the film you know each character well. It is really a wonderful film. Has all the ingredients of a regular film, and yet it is so different.

You must see this film if you get a chance. Not only is the concept original, the film is entertaining, humorous, has some absolutely wonderful dialogues, and it has a message.

And it is not scary, so if you were expecting a scary film because it has ghosts in it, it will not meet your expectations.The beauty of this film is the unique way it has been presented, you have to see it from the ghost's perspective.

 In fact it is so humourous that I had a good laugh after ages!

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